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Homecoming 2017
September 29-30, 2017


2017 Schedule 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 2-4 p.m.  Library Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, Malpass Library
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. South Dakota - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.
  • 1-3 p.m. Music performed by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America's pop group, Starlifter - Q LOT

Lead vocalist, Senior Airman Denver Murphy, is a 2010 WIU graduate. Starlifter is a seven-piece group of talented Airman Musicians who perform virtually every musical idiom, from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional patriotic songs. Starlifter features the best in popular music from the 1970's to the most current sounds at the top of today's charts. 

  • 7:30 p.m. WIU Choirs Homecoming with Alumni Choir

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.


Homecoming 2016
Rocky In Space: Our Pride is Out of This World


  Homecoming T-shirts

If you didn't order a 2016 Homecoming T-shirt, call 309-298-1914 to order today.

2016 Tshirt

  Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming 2018--September 28-29